Extensive research has been performed in the area of mycology – the study of fungi (mushrooms) and their genetic and biochemical properties. Through dissecting therapeutic (psilocybin) mushrooms and studying/understanding how they work, researchers have discovered that these fungi are truly magical.
For example, one of the significant findings show that psilocybin creates an extension of our fear response by creating new neurological pathways (or repairing old pathways) when faced with threatening situations. For some, these situations often occur as anxiety, which interferes with social interactions and the ability to cope with life’s demands. Not only does psilocybin promote courage, but it enhances empathy – two sought after characteristics of quality leaders.